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* Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack on Indian Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan
Fri, May 23, 2014, 06:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government "unequivocally" condemned the pre-dawn terrorist attack today on the Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan.

"The targeting of a diplomatic mission is a matter of serious concern that should draw the attention of the wider international community," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The attack underscores Sri Lanka's consistent call for "concerted and decisive action to combat the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," the statement added.

"It is fortuitous that there were no casualties among the Consulate staff."

Heavily-armed gunmen reportedly have entered homes around the consulate in the early hours of Friday and opened fire at the consulate.

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack and said the situation will be monitored closely.

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